Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit of 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Jerusalem, Interstellar, Thrill Ride, Journey to the South Pacific, Tornado Alley and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through Jan. 23 The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Tower Gallery welcomes Season’s Greetings: Photographer’s Holiday Cards exhibit. It features contemporary greeting cards that have been selected from the first annual “Photographers Greeting Card” competition sponsored by Blair-Murrah Exhibitions. Entries were received from both professional and amateur photographers from all over the United States and Canada. Featured images include Christmas, New Year’s and Hanukkah. Free admission. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com. 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 25 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musee d’Orsay at the Kimbell Art Museum. Explore the development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture—Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir—are represented. $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+ and for students with an ID, $14 children 6-11, free for children under 6 and for Museum members. Admission is half-price on Tuesdays and after 5 p.m. on Fridays. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 25 Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition features more than 40 large-scale photographs of the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Jan. 30 Viva el Pop, curated by Karlo Henry Velasquez. Pop culture is the language spoken by the people. It is what ties us together, and pop art is the way that this generation of artists has chosen to communicate. Curated by Karlo Henry, the exhibit showcases the diverse styles within pop art: Mike Moffatt, Nick C. Kirk, Mandy Paquette Hallman, Daniel Yanes (Artist Diy), Raymond Butler, John Worley, Craig Preissinger, & Karlo Henry. For more information, www.artesdelarosa.org. 1442 North Main Street adjacent to the Rose Marine Theater.
Through May 31 Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West exhibit at the Sid Richardson Museum. Paintings by George Catlin, the influential 19th century American Indian painter. Free docent-guided tours Tue. & Sat. 2 p.m. See web site for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
1,2,17,24,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
2,3,9,23,24,30,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
16-Feb. 1 Boeing-Boeing at Theatre Arlington. This 1960s farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline stewardess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment at the same time. Tickets $22. Performances Thu. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m. & Sun. 2 p.m. For more information, www.theatrearlington.org, 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
16-Feb. 7 119th Stock Show and Rodeo. The legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is a 23-day extravaganza at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, offering a unique atmosphere rich in tradition and history. In addition to the various livestock shows and professional rodeo thrills, patrons can also enjoy a western parade, Cowboys of Color Rodeo, children’s exhibits, shopping, live music, and a carnival atmosphere. For tickets and more information, 817-877-2420, www.fwssr.com. 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr.
16-Nov. 13 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Missed Fortune. Greedy Granbury Green, the town’s big shot banker, has been bumped off and Marshal Jim Courtright may need a crystal ball to figure out “who done it!” All predictions indicate chaos and laughter in the immediate future as you interactively help the Marshal read the signs and solve the crime. $59 + tax, per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
23 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kyle Park. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
23-25 Kenny G with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. Superstar Kenny G joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for three unforgettable performances! Enjoy the mellow sounds of the Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and highest-selling instrumental musician of our time. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-Pat Green. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26 In the Mood at Bass Performance Hall. Celebrate America’s Greatest Generation through the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. The show’s music arrangements, costumes and choreography are as authentic as it gets. Performance times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
29 Cliburn at the Kimbell music performance. The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with the power of his instrument. Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, performing opposite the leading ladies of opera and lauded continually for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Reservations required, ticket prices vary. For more information, 817-498-0363, www.guitarsociety.org or www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Tyler Farr. Tickets $15 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30-March 1 Jubilee Theatre presents, In Real Life. Charlayne Woodard, a wide eyed young African-American woman with big dreams, eagerly packs her bags and heads for New York City. Charming fun, lyrical and beautifully written, In Real Life is the final installment in the Pretty Fire Trilogy that Jubilee Theatre fans have come to know and love. For tickets and information, 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
31 Billy Bob’s Texas-Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles, Jr. Tickets $15 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.